For several years Fastnet – The Talent Group® has developed a very good working relationship with University College Cork, collaborating with a number of different departments.
On a regular basis our colleagues conduct workshops around Career Choices, CV Optimisation and Interview Preparation. There is always a very high level of engagement with the students during these sessions. The group projects highlight to the students what skills and attributes are required to develop and manage their careers throughout their working lives.
Annually we attend UCC's Graduate Recruitment Fair, where our talent consultants meet students interested in pursuing a career in the Life Sciences industry. We work proactively with the Career Services team to help students and graduates gain initial employment, maintain employment, and obtain new employment. In addition, our talent consultants participate in Jobs Roadshows for Pharma, Life Sciences, Finance, Accountancy, Engineering and IT.
We work with UCC to build awareness around career prospects and industry opportunities in Ireland and to promote the country as a destination of choice for life science professionals.
Our team also conducts practice interviews with UCC BA (Hons) Economics (through Transformational Learning) students to help them prepare for their future careers. A very high standard is always observed and the students demonstrate good leadership qualities, excellent communication skills and a clear understanding of the role they interview for.